9/25/19 – 10:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size:      167,164 acres               Containment: 81%                    Personnel: 104 Firefighters working on the lightning-caused Swan Lake Fire are getting a helping hand from cooler, wetter weather. A reconnaissance flight over the fire Tuesday to confirm the benefit of work that has been done and to evaluate […]

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Alaska Type 3 IMT Assumes Command of the Swan Lake Fire

The State of Alaska Division of Forestry’s Type 3 team has assumed command of the Swan Lake fire. Zane Brown, Incident Commander and Clinton Northway, Operations Section Chief give a brief overview on what they saw on their fly over of the fire. Please visit the Swan Lake Fire Inciweb web pages for current fire […]

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McKinley Fire Final Slideshow Photo Credit: Kale Casey

McKinley Fire Final Slideshow: Management Back to Palmer Forestry Thursday 26, 2019

We post all videos and additional content to support our transparency campaign at our YouTube Channel: tinyurl.com/McKinleyFireYoutube Archive – Discover the ArcGIS McKinley Fire Story Map with Footage and Photos: Watch the 11 minute McKinley Fire Final Video on YouTube with CC: Final Live Feed on YouTube with Closed Captions:       The McKinley […]

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9/24/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

9/24/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Alaska Type 3 Organization, Zane Brown Incident Commander Size:167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 147 Current Status: Yesterday, crews removed hazard trees, chipping them where possible, and worked on suppression repair along Skilak […]

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9/23/19 – 9:00 AM – Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet and Public Information Map

Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 81% Personnel: 173 Transfer of Command: The Northern Rockies Team 4 will be transitioning with a Type 3 organization and transfer of command is planned for Sept. 24 at 8:00 a.m. […]

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Swan Lake Fire – Residual fire-related hazards in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

The video below provides a ground level view of hazards within the perimeter of the Swan Lake Fire. Concern for public safety continues to necessitate area closures. Caution is urged when traveling on roads within the fire area. Hazards include ash pits and fire-weakened trees, which my fall in little or no wind – Stay […]

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E.T. Collinsworth is a medic on the Hadweenzic River Fire east end. Photo by Geoff Liesk, Alaska Interagency Fire Information Center

Alaska Fire Medic program: Taking care of firefighters in the field

Wildland firefighters face all kinds of hazards during fire season. When firefighters fall ill or get injured, getting them needed medical care is not a matter of simply calling 911. The nearest hospital is often a 300-mile flight away, pushing medical care to another level of urgency in Alaska. Something as simple as a blister […]

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Swan Lake Fire Fact Sheet & Public Information Map – 9/22/19 – 9:30 AM

SwanLakeFire Location: 5 miles northeast of Sterling, AK Incident Command: Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 4, Rick Connell, I.C. Size: 167,164 acres Containment: 68% Personnel: 221 Current Status: Over the course of the past several days fire crews have been completing fire suppression repair work in various locations along the western, southern, and […]

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McKinley Fire Heavy Equipment Operators Explain the Process

McKinley Fire Suppression Repair: 3 Minute Video of Heavy Equipment Operators Vern and Neil

All of the equipment operators, including Vern and Neil who are featured in this short video, are critical to the success of both the suppression and repair of the McKinley Fire. Watch as Vern and Neil explain the process of reducing debris along the Mat-Stu Borough and DOT right of ways within the McKinley Fire […]

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Swan Lake Fire, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Flyover, 9/14/2019

This video, shot during a flight over the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, shows a mosaic of varying degrees of burn intensity after the Swan Lake Fire passed through. While fire activity is now low, concern for public safety due to residual hazards, such as ash pits and fire-weakened trees, has prompted the need for continued […]

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